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Writing 10 (Elkins): Citing Sources

College Reading & Composition

Why Cite?

Citing your sources is important because:

  • Giving credit (attribution) to original authors helps you avoid plagiarizing
  • Citations allow your readers to find your sources
  • Citations add credibility to your arguments
  • Your professors expect it as part of standard academic discourse

RefWorks: Manage - Store - Format - Cite

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RefWorks is an online tool that helps you manage, store, format and cite resources used in the research process.

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